Corporate Best Practices for Mentoring Women in STEM

| March 8, 2017

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In today’s national workforce, there are a few numbers that just don’t add up. Women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, but they hold less than 25 percent of jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Although women comprise more than 20 percent of engineering school graduates, only 11 percent of practicing engineers are women. Of 100 female students working toward a bachelor’s degree, only three will be working in a STEM job 10 years after graduation.

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